Egnep's Tour

Mike Weller's forthcoming readings:

Wednesday 4th March
Klinker South, Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead SE14

Thursday 5th March
XING THE LINE (benefit for Paul Sutton)
15 Leathermarket St., London SE1 3HN

Sunday 15th March
Sundays at the Oto
Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin St., Dalston E8

Klinker North, Cross Keys, 126 York Way N1

Tuesday 21st April
The Blue Bus (with Jow Lindsay)
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit St., London WC1

Entrance fees vary.

All events begin around 8pm, except for Sundays at the Oto, at 3pm.

Cambridge readings


Kettle's Yard
Wednesdays in March, 1.15-1.45pm

Four contemporary poets read the works of four 20th century poets, each intimately connected with artists exhibited in the house. Free of charge.

4 March J.H. Prynne responding to Ezra Pound

11 March Leo Mellor responding to David Jones

18 March Melanie Challenger responding to Adrian Stokes

25 March Ian Patterson responding to W. S. Graham

For entrance please come to the black door on the small courtyard opposite the gallery entrance from 1 pm on the day of the reading.

La Langoustine est Morte

WHERE: Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Tube: Covent Garden
WHEN: MARCH 7th 2009 7:30

We have quite a linguistic adventure lined up for March. Cristina Viti & Stephen Watts will be reading from their new book Mountain Language/Lingua di montagna is a bilingual prose poem tracing the course of a deep journey into land, language and memory. Stephen Watts's original English text, considering aspects of his family's roots in the Italian Alps, has been translated by Cristina Viti into one of the Italian languages it ultimately came from.

We also have Michael Zand who likes to cross-pollinate languages and is originally from Iran, the resplendent AnnMarie Eldon also with a new book out who likes to slice and dice the words and then sprinkle them with pizazzazzazzz, and a dash of humour for good measure with Stephanie Leal ... Step right up!

Desperate for Love Reading in BRIGHTON

Tuesday 3rd March, 8pm

  • Sean Bonney
  • Wolfy Jones
  • Jon Slade

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN




the TALKSTALKSTALKS series resumes this Wednesday, 18 February 2009, at Birkbeck College, 7:30-9:00pm (room: Clore 102 - details below), with:

Stephen Mooney - Discontinuous Visuality - Brakhage's 'just seeing', and
Background Temporality in contemporary poetics

"Stan Brakhage has offered viewers of his films an expanded sense of what the camera can achieve. His influential development of theories of 'hypnogogic vision' and 'moving visual thinking' complicate the ways in which viewers of his films experience the visual. What is presented on the screen often reflects a discontinuous sense of the camera as eye that relates to physical aspects of seeing, and that engages with the viewer's own sense of the visual. [Stephen Mooney's] paper seeks to show ways in which Stan Brakhage's 'just seeing' is useful, in an expository way, in the contextualisation of some of the poetic techniques and strategies used in contemporary poetry in relation to the formulation, and manifestation, of complex temporal structures that invoke a sense of 'background temporality', or sense of temporal engagement that informs the poem, and the performance of the poem. [He] will demonstrate ways in which these poetries can engage with forms of discontinuous visuality, visuality that is fractured and multiply activated, particularly in terms of its temporal operation. Specifically [he] will look at some examples from the poetry of Lee Harwood, Bruce Andrews and Joan Retallack."

*** NB This and the other TALKS in this term's program will take place in Room 102 in the Clore Management Centre, *not* as of yore the Council Room - the Clore Management Centre is in Torrington Square, a 2 minute walk from the main Birkbeck building - see



for the exact location...

Shearsman Reading Series - Tuesday Evenings

Venue: Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. There is no admission fee.

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Forthcoming dates are as follows.
All events start at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday 3 March 2009
philip kuhn and Robert Sheppard

Tuesday 31 March 2009
Erín Moure (reading her translations of Chus Pato)
and Lisa Samuels

Thursday 16 April 2009
Martin Anderson and Claire Crowther

Tuesday 5 May 2009
Anne Blonstein and others tbc

Tuesday 2 June 2009
Kenny Knight and others tbc

Openned - 25th March - The Foundry

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Alan Halsey launch (updated with plusplus)

You are invited to the launch of:
Lives of the Poets by ALAN HALSEY

Wednesday 11th February 2009.
7.00-9.00 pm, The Council Room, Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington Square, WC1.
There will be a reading from 7.30 - 8.00.
Wine will be served. All Welcome.

Lives of the Poets is published by Five Seasons Press, February 2009 (£25)

>>> AND

³POETRY WALES²/"The Wolf" launch at the Wheatsheaf pub, W1T 1DG. James Byrne, Sandeep Parmar, Zoë Skoulding, all on for 15 minutes each.

(((One could thus sprint from Birkbeck west-ish along Store Street, across the Tott. Court Road and straight on until you meet Charlotte Street, left into same, straight along down Rathbone Place, to the Wheatsheaf, a mock-Tudor jobbie on the left halfway down that short street, with its own road entry and catch most, possibly all, of the first half.)))

The second half - approx. 9:00-9:45 - will include Harry Gilonis and Carol Watts; and Niall McDevitt singing his own settings of Dylan Thomas poems.

As far as I know both events are free. Wheatsheaf beer commended.